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A police officer gestures at a photographer as people line up to get a nucleic acid test at a sport center after a spike of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China June 17, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Beijing: Beijing’s city government reported 31 new confirmed coronavirus cases as of the endof June 16, up from 27 cases reported a day earlier as the city moves to curb the spread of the disease.

The city’s health authority said in a statement posted on its Weibo social media account that 19 of the new cases were reported in southwestern Fengtai district, where a cluster of infections emerged last week.